Nieto twins vow better showing in Game 3

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Come Game 2, however, the twins barely struck a chord.Matt labored his way to 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting while Mike went scoreless on six field goal attempts as Ateneo lost to La Salle 92-83.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBoth, however, promised that Game 3 would be different.“Game 3 will be another opportunity for us to showcase our talent, more importantly it’s a do-or-die game for both Ateneo and La Salle,” said Mike in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We promise you guys that we’ll fight and we’ll get that on Sunday.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwins Matt and Mike Nieto were both instrumental in Ateneo’s 76-70 Game 1 win over De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball finals.Both finished with 11 points with Matt starting strong with seven points in the first while Mike played closer with seven in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT “We know that we’re tougher and we know we can handle that challenge against La Salle,” said Matt. “We know we can trust in ourselves and we trust in our team, and of course we trust in coach Tab [Baldwin]. He can lead us to the promised land.”What made things worse for the twins was Ateneo held a 21-point lead midway through the second, 45-24, only to have it deteriorate into the second half.The Green Archers mounted a 40-10 run heading into the fourth to take a 68-59 lead.“I think what hurts here was we had a 21-point lead and it was gone,” said Mike. “You guys saw that we played our best and worst game in one single day.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Down by 21, Archers refuse to go quietly, force sudden death Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

Laffor’s Sundowns Win CAF Champions League

first_imgSouth Africa based Anthony Laffor has become the first Liberian player to win the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League.After playing a key role for his side, Mamelodi Sundowns, the 31 year old becomes the first Liberian to appear in the final and win a trophy.Laffor, who was taken as a ‘joker’ by his coach, got the opener in the semi-final 2nd leg after Sundowns defeated Zambian side ZESCO 3-2 on aggregate.Laffor also got the opener and provided an assist in the first leg of the CAF Champions League when Sundowns defeated Zamalek 3-0, which gave them an advantage to move on to the 2nd leg of the final.“Once a dream, it’s now a reality! Thanks to God the Almighty for this great achievement. Thanks to my teammates and officials for the hard work and determination. Thanks to you my fans, supporters and well-wishers for the prayers and faith in me,” Anthony Laffor posted on his Facebook page.Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday won the league, which is its first continental title, after defeating Zamalek of Egypt 3-1 on aggregate.The Pretoria-based side will also now represent Africa at December’s Fifa Club World Cup in Japan and has in addition won $1.5m for claiming the trophy.In another development, CAF double nominee William Jebor scored a goal for his club Wydad Athletic Club in their 5-0 win during the weekend.William Jebor now has 4 goals out of four appearances for his side. Wydad has won all of its first four league matches since the start of the season.Liberians are waiting to see if Jebor will win in any of the category during the CAF award gala slated for January 7, 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GN Bank Takes over FIBank, CBL to Audit Ex-Board Members of FIBANK

first_imgThe Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Milton Weeks, has announced that the Bank will conduct a forensic audit on former Board Members of the troubled First International Bank Liberia Limited (FIBank), now Groupe Nduom Bank (GN Bank).Governor Weeks made the statement yesterday at his Ashumn Street office in Monrovia, when he officially announced the takeover of FIBank by GN Bank, a new bank licensed by the CBL, and owned by the Ghana Growth Fund Company (GGFC). “The Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia, pursuant to the authority vested in the Bank under section 40 (13) of the New Financial Institutions Act of 1999, has approved the purchase of significant portion of the assets and assumption of all the deposits of FIBank, except one large foreign depositor and one large creditor of FIBank by GN Bank Limited,” he said.He said the audit of the Board Members is intended to check whether they were involved in the mismanagement of the bank (FIBank), and to set all the records straight for GN Bank. The CBL boss did not disclose exactly when the expected forensic audit would be done, but warned that CBL would go after those who will be found guilty in the mismanagement of the institution. “If the forensic audit proves, for example, that some members of the former employees or Board of Governors of the former bank are involved, they will face the full weight of the law,” Governor Weeks vowed.“We are warning all commercial banks in the country to follow the CBL requirements. We’ll be very tough in ensuring that these regulations are adhered to under the banking laws,” he added.Governor Weeks also disclosed that GN Bank Limited has brought in a total of US$18.5 million, which the CBL says is adequate to meet the minimum capital requirement to operate a bank in the country.The CBL, as the reorganization authority, acting through PwC (Price Waterhouse and Coopers) as its reorganization firm, will retain the remaining assets and liabilities for later disposition. Information concerning the loans and other assets of the former bank will be communicated to the concerned individuals and entities as soon as practicable, said the CBL boss.According to Weeks, the CBL also agreed with the new shareholders to allow significant Liberian participation in the new ownership of the bank.He, however, assured depositors, creditors and the public that the CBL has taken the necessary actions to ensure the continuous operation of the bank. At the time of FIBank’s closure, Governor Weeks said the ex-bank had a total deposit of approximately US$23 million in about 42,000 accounts. As per the dictates of the new banking arrangement, Governor Weeks said all the employees have now been absorbed by GN Bank Liberia Limited.It may be recalled that in 2013 at least 15 persons at the bank were suspended and investigated in connection with a US$1.2 million fraud, but trusted sources hinted that some of the bank’s executives were linked to the rip-off.In 2011 FIBank, whose books were audited by Voscon Inc. in Liberia, reported an Assets Base of US$6.5 million as at December 31, 2010, and Total Equity Capital of over US$7.6 million, and a Deposit Base of US$10 million.GN is a Ghanaian-American holding company with several subsidiaries. It operates in banking, investment and private equity, insurance, pension, media, real estate and quarry concrete products. The holding company is also involved in education, sports, hospitality, technology among others. It is the largest retail bank in Ghana, with 207 branches throughout the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NPHL playoff schedule released

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Hockey League’s playoff schedule was released this week.The Fort St. John Flyers will meet the Grande Prairie Athletics on February 1st as part of the twelve game playoff-style round robin for the Western Division teams consisting of the Flyers, Dawson Creek Senior Canucks and Athletics. Each team plays eight games. First place will get a bye with the third and second seed teams meeting in a one-game showdown on February 27th. The winner of that contest with play the first place team with the victor advancing to the best of seven series final versus the Eastern Division champion.In the meantime, The Flyers have one game remaining regular season in Dawson Creek on Sunday. If they win and Grande Prairie losses they will claim first place and home-ice advantage in the event of a tie-breaker in playoff standings.- Advertisement -Sunday’s clash with the Senior Canucks gets underway at 1:00 p.m.last_img read more

Jet Boat racing season starts this weekend

first_imgLeg 1: Driver meeting 8:00 a.m. – Race start 9:00 a.m. at the Canfor Bridge.Leg 2: Driver meeting 11:00 a.m. – Race start 12:00 p.m. at Magoo’s Landing.Sunday:Leg 3: Driver meeting 8:00 a.m. – Race start 9:00 a.m. at Wapiti Gardens.Leg 4: Driver meeting 11:00 a.m. – Race start 12:00 p.m. at Magoo’s LandingOnce the event concludes there will be an awards presentation at 5:00 p.m. at Elks Hall for all residents to attend.Flyer for Grand Prairie Jet Boat Races. Photo by Peace Country River Rats Facebook page. GRAND PRAIRIE, AB – The Peace Region’s jet boat racing season starts this weekend with races at O’Brien Park in Grand Prairie.The event is part of the Canadian Jet Boat Series and will include two races on Saturday and Sunday. There will be five classes of races, including the Overall, Unlimited, A Class, CX Class, and FX Class.Trapper Wolsey, Clayton Wolsey, and Stacy Kelm will be the three lone racers from the North Peace competing at the event.- Advertisement -“It’s the first race of the year, you get the boats dug out from the winter and test them.” said Trapper Wolsey,  “This race is always a good start to the season, you always go out and try and win it.”The schedule for the event is seen below:Saturday: Advertisementlast_img read more

All together now

first_imgTHERE was something powerful about the image of dozens of Los Angeles’ political and business leaders gathered together in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., earlier this week. For once, they were unified in their purpose. Here were LAUSD board President Marlene Canter and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who until just recently were sniping over school reform, on the same team. There were Chamber of Commerce officials and business leaders, who so often find themselves at odds with the not-so-business-friendly Los Angeles City Council, standing side by side with those same council members. Instead of their usual differences, this group of 200 all had the same goal – to hit up the Capitol’s movers and shakers for more money for transportation, housing, security and immigration for Southern California. While the trip accomplished nothing of immediate consequence (these trips rarely do) other than feel-good face time with federal decision-makers, it did serve to underline one important point: When they want to, these political rivals can play nice and work together for a common cause. It’s great to see the leadership pulling together for something real. But it’s too bad that when they return from those trips of temporary unity, the all-togetherness is all but forgotten until the next time they go on a begging trip to Sacramento or D.C. Imagine what might be accomplished, however, if that singularity of purpose were applied to some of the city’s and region’s most pressing problems. Imagine Villaraigosa and Canter coming together to reform the schools rather than fighting each other while test scores continue to go down. Imagine the Los Angeles City Council and the business leaders crafting policy that attracts businesses that have well-paying, middle-class jobs rather than low-paid service jobs. Imagine all of them pulling together for traffic relief. Imagining them working together to benefit the city and region is what we’re going to have to do. At least until the next junket.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cheney demands progress in Iraq

first_img“I do believe that there is a greater sense of urgency now than I’d seen previously,” Cheney told reporters. The security situation also presented Cheney with a reality check. Iraqi leaders “believe we are making progress, but we’ve got a long way to go,” the vice president said, a point punctuated by an explosion that shook windows at the U.S. Embassy, where he held his meetings. As Democrats clamor for an end to the four-year-old war and Bush sags in the polls, the White House is under intense political pressure to show that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government is making progress. White House counselor Dan Bartlett said in Washington that Cheney’s trip “gives an opportunity at a very high level for this message to be delivered.” Eight days after Bush vetoed a bill setting deadlines for U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq, the White House also served notice that Bush would veto a follow-up bill drafted by House Democratic leaders that would pay for the Iraq war only into summer. At the same time, Defense Secretary Robert Gates held out hope that troops can begin withdrawing if the Iraqi government makes progress by fall. Supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr rallied in Baghdad and Shiite areas to the south to protest the Cheney visit and demand the withdrawal of American forces. Protesters in Baghdad and the holy city of Najaf chanted “No to the occupation” and “No to America.” Baghdad was Cheney’s first stop on a weeklong trip to the Middle East to seek support from moderate Arab leaders for help in bringing stability to Iraq. The vice president, joined by Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, met with Iraqi political and military leaders. Earlier, the vice president appeared with al-Maliki, and the prime minister said they had discussed “the challenges that we are facing in our own political process.” Cheney spent most of the day at the U.S. Embassy inside the heavily protected Green Zone in central Baghdad. He was in the building when an explosion rattled windows and prompted officials to move reporters accompanying Cheney to the basement for several minutes. Witnesses said a mortar or rocket appeared to have been fired from the mostly Shiite areas on the east side of the Tigris River toward the Green Zone.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – Vice President Dick Cheney, often the White House point man for getting tough on Democrats, played that role with Iraqi officials on Wednesday. He got a friendlier response than the administration’s been receiving on Capitol Hill – but not everything he wanted. Cheney was asked how he fared with the message he carried from President George W. Bush that Iraq’s parliament should abandon plans for a two-month summer vacation while important political reconciliation measures remain stalled. The vice president had little to offer beyond repeating Washington’s view that “any undue delay would be difficult to explain” while U.S. forces are going to Iraq in greater numbers and fighting difficult and deadly battles. “I think they’re somewhat sympathetic to our concerns,” he said of his Iraqi counterparts. “That’s a sovereign issue for them.” The vice president gave a slightly more positive observation on the commitment of Iraqi leaders to meeting those benchmarks considered crucial to deffusing sectarian tensions, such as devising an equitable way to distribute oil revenues, expanding political participation in Iraq and cracking down on violent militias. last_img read more

Shakava relishing Rooney challenge as Gor touch down in Dar

first_imgBut nonetheless, Shakava who is an ardent follower of the English Premier League is already excited at the prospect of facing the 31-year old.“It is something great for us as players and personally as a defender. Rooney is a big player and everyone knows his abilities. I think he plays like any player but the difference is he is on another level with different exposure,” Shakava said after Gor touched down in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday.“It is not only a challenge but a huge honor to play against him and as defenders we hope we can contain him. It motivates me a lot to play against him because he is someone I have always watched on TV and playing against him is an achievement. I am hoping we prove ourselves that day,” he aded.Gor Mahia captain Musa Mohammed and trainer Sandro Fantoni at the Julius Nyerere Airport in Tanzania ahead of the friendly match against Everton on July 13, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluShakava says they are not afraid of facing the Ronald Koeman coached side but notes they will approach the match with caution noting they are playing against a side laden with not only experience but international stars as well.The defender has cautioned that his team will not go all out but will approach the game with caution, with a major inclination of putting their best feet forward.“This game will be broadcast all over and it will be important for us as players to show our best,” Shakava said.Playing against English opposition will not be a new thing for Shakava who was part of the team that played Hull City’s junior team in England early this year and he says he will share the experience with his teammates who were not in the trip.“The biggest difference with the English League is the speed. They play at a much higher tempo which is not easy but what we need to do is contain them and if need be, match their pace as well,” the former Kakamega Homeboyz man noted.-Good for exposure, says Zico-Karim Nizigiyimana and Francis Kahata touch down at the Julius Nyerere Airport in Tanzania ahead of the friendly match against Everton on July 13, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe same sentiments are shared by assistant coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno who says the game will be a challenge to the local lads to show they can match the abilities of an English Premier League club, and notes the biggest thing the team will be taking in is getting the lessons.“The most important thing from such a friendly match is not the result but the lessons we pick. We are not here to beat them, we are here to learn. We are hoping we have a good show, that will be a plus for us,” Otieno noted.“We hope the players will stick to the game plan and at the end of the day celebrate and pick lessons if we can play well, match them in terms of tactics and man for man then it will be a plus,” the tactician added.He adds they are not afraid of facing Everton even with Rooney returning and has urged the players to put on their best show as they look to open up opportunities of being scouted in Europe.-Kerr, Mugiraneza back home-New Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr at the Julius Nyerere Airport in Tanzania ahead of the friendly match against Everton on July 13, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, New head coach Dylan Kerr and midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza are ‘back home’ in Tanzania, a country they each had their football journey in a while back.Mugiraneza played for Azam for two years before joining Gor while Kerr coached Simba SC between 2014 and 2015.“It feels great to be back in Tanzania and I really feel at home. I have played here for two years, I know the weather I know the people and so it’s not hard for me. I am more so happy because I return to play in a big match such as this and I hope we will win,” the Rwandese midfielder said.Kerr who arrived in the country on Saturday to take on the new job was embraced by fans as he walked off the airport arrivals lounge, clearly most being Simba fans who loved him during his stay in Msimbazi.“I almost felt like putting on a Simba jersey!” Kerr joked, speaking to Capital Sport as he wielded a wide smile, clearly nostalgic from his 15 months at Simba.“I am pleased to be back and on such a big occasion. We go out there to put in our best and hopefully, we come out victorious. I have only had one training session with the team, a recovery one on Monday and I have watched them play once, so I know what needs to be done,” Kerr, who coached the Chesterfield Under-18 team before coming to Gor said.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Dar-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players touch down at the Julius Nyerere Airport in Tanzania ahead of the friendly match against Everton on July 13, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jul 11- Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars defender Harun Shakava is already whetting his appetite for a possible match up against England’s all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney as K’Ogalo prepare to take on Everton in a friendly match in Dar es Salaam on Thursday.Rooney re-joined his boyhood club after a stint at Manchester United and the Merseyside club confirmed that the former England Captain will be part of the travelling party to Tanzania, though it is not yet confirmed whether he will be in the playing team for Thursday.last_img read more

‘We’re not big enough’ – Arsenal fans respond to rumoured £80m transfer

first_img Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been linked with a move to Arsenal Arsenal fans aren’t used to seeing their side splash the cash on the planet’s top talent, so you can imagine how excited they were when boss Arsene Wenger spent two consecutive summers dipping into his pocket to land Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.According to rumours circulating in the press, he could take that to the next level at the end of this season by making an astonishing £80m move for Juventus star Paul Pogba.While the reports have knocked some fans sideways, others are a little more sceptical as to whether the club could attract one of the world’s most sought-after talents. To get a flavour of their thoughts, scroll down…Arsenal fans, do you think you could land Paul Pogba? Comment below… 1last_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SETTING DANA’S BROTHER’S HOUSE ON FIRE

first_imgA woman has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a house belonging to a brother of singer and former presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon.Letterkenny Court.Stacey Doran appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today. She is charged with setting fire to a property belonging to Mr John Brown at Main Street, Newtowncunningham on April 11th, 2011.Doran (29), of Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham, pleaded guilty to the charge but said nothing else.She is charged along with another woman who is also before the courts in relation to the same charge.Judge John O’Hagan adjourned the case until April, 2015 for sentence and asked to examine suitability for a probation or community service report.DONEGAL WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SETTING DANA’S BROTHER’S HOUSE ON FIRE was last modified: December 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more